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					CITY OF CAMAS Union Status: Represented August, 1999

Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

JOB OBJECTIVES Under general supervision, to ensure compliance with fire and life safety codes, regulations, policies and procedures; to perform a variety of duties in response to fire prevention program activities and operations including inspection and investigation within the Fire Department; to coordinate assigned activities with other departments, divisions, outside agencies and the general public; and to provide highly responsible and complex staff assistance to the Battalion Chief/Fire Marshall. ESSENTIAL FUNCTION STATEMENTS
The following tasks are typical for positions in this classification. Any single position may not perform all of these tasks and/or may perform similar related tasks not listed here:

1. Ensure the compliance of all applicable fire and life safety codes, regulations, policies and procedures; perform various duties involved in the operational activities for the fire prevention program within the Fire Department including field inspection, hazardous materials, and general office administrative functions. 2. Participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for the fire prevention program; assist in the development and implementation of procedures and methods for fire and life safety; permit and inspection for new and existing facilities, and hazardous materials plan review and permit inspection processes. 3. Provide onsite inspections and recommendations for compliance with uniform fire code; prepare reports on compliance as required. 4. Identify opportunities for improving service delivery methods and procedures; identify resource needs; review with appropriate management staff; implement improvements. 5. Provide staff assistance to the Battalion Chief/Fire Marshall; participate on a variety of committees; prepare and present staff reports and other correspondence as appropriate and necessary. 6. Coordinate fire prevention program activities with those of other departments, programs, divisions, committees, task forces, and outside agencies and organizations. 7. Provide and issue Uniform Fire Code and related documentation standard interpretations, plan review, and non-conforming use determinations during ongoing and proposed building construction.

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8. Participate in emergency response activities; provide technical support to operations, water supply logistics, investigative and management support; participate in the development of official department reports in order to educate fire service personnel and the public regarding the role construction, access, fixed fire protection systems, and fire suppression activities had in the mitigation of the incident. 9. Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of fire code enforcement. AUXILIARY FUNCTION STATEMENTS 1. Follow all safety rules and procedures established for work area. 2. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required. QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Operational services and activities of a fire code enforcement program. Modern and complex principles and practices of fire code enforcement. Plans examination, research and development procedures for employee training. General principles of construction and investigative techniques. Building and construction procedures and principles. Potentially hazardous facility, material and situation recognition Modern office procedures and equipment including computers and related word processing and spreadsheet applications. Pertinent Federal, State and local building and fire laws, codes and regulations. Ability to: Organize and coordinate fire prevention program services. Participate in the development and administration of program goals, objectives, and procedures. Mediate and negotiate solutions to potentially confrontational situations. Interpret, apply and enforce Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations. Prepare clear and concise administrative and technical reports. Provide training and orientation to department personnel as required. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

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Education and Experience Guidelines Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Education: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by a two year formal specialized training course in fire protection, investigation or building construction. I.C.B.O. Plans Examiner or other building, fire code or related education is highly desirable. Experience: Two years increasingly responsible experience as a Fire Fighter or Fire Prevention Specialist. License or Certificate Possession of an appropriate, valid Uniform Fire Code Inspector certification. Possession of an appropriate, valid driver’s license. Possession of an appropriate, valid First Responder certification. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
The physical demands herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential job functions.

Environment: Office and emergency scene environment with exposure to potentially hazardous situations including extreme heat, cold, hazardous or toxic atmospheres, smoke, fumes, gases, and explosives. Mobility: Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for standing and walking for prolonged periods of time; heavy or moderate lifting; bending, stooping, kneeling, crawling; climbing with both legs and arms; operating motorized equipment and vehicles. Vision: Vision sufficient to read small print, computer screens and other printed documents. Hearing: Hearing sufficient to distinguish sounds such as disabled persons, children, or other injured in emergency situations and communicate via radio transmission. Other Factors: Incumbents may be required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends. Incumbents may be required to travel outside City boundaries to attend meetings. Incumbents may be subjected to communicable diseases, blood born pathogens, or other infectious environments.